Removing Chalk From Veneer?

How should I remove the chalk markings from the walnut veneer sheets I recently bought? The top sheet has my name written in white chalk. Is it possible the supplier is telling me this side is to be glued to the substrate?
Thanks, Bob.
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On 31 May 2004 12:31:27 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (BKbeamer) wrote:

chalk can be hard to get out of the grain of some woods and can interfere with some finishes. the dealer did you no favors by using it.
first thing I'd try is a vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle. suck as much of it straight out of there as you can. then go after it with an artist's gum eraser.
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snipped-for-privacy@thanks.com wrote:

After that, try a dry old stiff/hard toothbrush + the vacuum to work down in the pores.
I don't have the foggiest notion what a safe solvent for chalk might be.
Hoyt W.
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On Mon, 31 May 2004 11:47:13 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@thanks.com stated wide-eyed, with arms akimbo:

Or, once it's down, a toothbrush and an air nozzle will make short work of it.
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Using chalk is standard procedure when laying up veneers with a hot press. The chalk comes right of when you stroke sand the veneers. Do not use any type of solvent or water based product to try and remove the chalk all it will do is drive the chalk into the grain do not use air to blow it off either vacuuming might help but I would not bother you might scratch the veneer. Just sand it off that's all.
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I've always used denatured alcohol for the chalk. As Mario Rodriguez taught me, you should wipe down a veneer job with it anyway, to spot imperfections.
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